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Jo Ann and 3 other people liked Elizabeth A's review of Power of the Dog:
Power of the Dog by Don Winslow
"Book blurb: This explosive novel takes you deep inside the drug trade, a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war o..." Read more of this review »
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Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
Hour of the Bees
by Lindsay Eagar (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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What a lovely story - the language is beautiful, even in describing the mundane. "Carol-ee-na" is a middle school age girl who's forced to spend what she believes will be a boring, dumb, hot, summer in the New Mexican desert, caring for a grandfather ...more
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The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
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Jo Ann and 20 other people liked Carol's review of The Muralist:
The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro
"The Muralist held my interest and gave me cause to reflect on history, particularly those who were turned away from our shores prior to World War II.

The Hook B.A. Shapiro will be speaking at an author event in Manchester, Vermont this weekend. I’..." Read more of this review »
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The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro
" Just having read The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, and not wanting it to end, makes me doubly look forward to reading this one. Wish I was going to me ...more "
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The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
The Truth According to Us
by Annie Barrows
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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
by Dominic Smith (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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Each of the three main characters in this artistic novel intrigue me...I didn't always LIKE what they did, but I loved them, and finding out why they did what they did. The book takes us back and forth between the Amsterdam of 1631, and the life of S ...more
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Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear
Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs, #12)
by Jacqueline Winspear (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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I probably just did a no-no in reading the first Maisie Dobbs, and the 12th, the last, and no in-between. There were many references to Maisie's life during the years I missed, and the happenings were fairly clear - but I know there's so much more to ...more
Jo Ann and 4 other people liked Kate's review of Shelter:
Shelter by Jung Yun
"This is the third Booktopia book I have read. I finished it 2 days ago, but it is so difficult to describe and review. The characters are fairly odious, the situations and plot are stressful and strained credibility but the whole package came toge..." Read more of this review »
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Heroines of Mercy Street by Pamela D. Toler
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Since I thoroughly enjoyed the first season of PBS's Mercy Street, I decided to read this book since the series (there's a second season coming) is based on this book. Some readers might be disappointed that the emphasis on the book are not exactly l ...more
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